University of Florida Digital Collections and Gainesville, Florida

Boy with a Rooster, from the E. H. Bone Collection from the Matheson Museum in Gainesville, FloridaThe University of Florida Digital Collections have a number of collaborative partnerships with the Digital Library of the Caribbean, the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, and other projects. One of our local partners is the Matheson Museum. The picture above comes from one of their photograph collections, the E. H. Bone Collection, and many other photos are in the Matheson Museum and in the University Archives, so this is a great partnership to help preserve the history of the Gainesville, Florida area and to preserve the early history of the University of Florida while also showing how the town and school developed together. This particular picture seems like a great image for a Friday Gainesville’s quirky side.